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Blackbutt Reserve

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Great day out

What’s amazing is that this is free, and can be enjoyed by all ages we took our aunt and mother in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GarethNifty
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Newcastle, Australia
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See the Animals

Blackbutt is a beautiful place to visit while in Newcastle. Be sure to see the native animals and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris H
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Bellingham, Washington
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With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and variety of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and...more
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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What’s amazing is that this is free, and can be enjoyed by all ages we took our aunt and mother in law and the walk was easy for them. If your in the area it’s a must for a relaxing day

Thank GarethNifty
Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Gareth for your lovely review, Blackbutt Reserve is a beautiful place.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blackbutt is a beautiful place to visit while in Newcastle. Be sure to see the native animals and birds if you are from overseas! Feed the wallabies and see the koalas!

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always a treat to visit Blackbutt reserve. We timed our visit for the koala feeding, 2pm, and being mid-week, there was nobody there. From there, there are gorgeous walking trails to enjoy the outdoors. This is the place you just keep going back to,...More

Thank radarinoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Newcastle, Blackbutt Reserve is full of walking tracks and sheltered areas with tables and seats. Kids playing areas with new swings and other play equipment, wildlife is abundant with viewing areas for kangaroos and wallabies, emu's to mention a few, it's...More

Thank briangaston005
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

An excellent free animal reserve. Not too big to get tired. Animal feeding times plus informational talks. Set in bushland, about 10min or so from Newcastle CBD. Large player area next to it with covered areas to enjoy a picnic.

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Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you Michelle for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This location is ideal in Newcastle for families, friends and couples. Really lovely for a picnic on any occasion. So much space for kids to run around.

Thank amywoodward
Reviewed 31 August 2018

There is a lot to see and great for children to learn about birds animals and the environment.i find it is a great place to go when waiting for anybody attending John Hunter Hospital for appointments. No stressful parking and enjoyable

Thank bobh666
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you Bobh666 for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2018

This reserve is great for picnics and family outings. A number of places to picnic or you can just stroll around the reserve and enjoy the tranquility

Thank Johnd1961
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful asset for Newcastle. Husband and I visited through the week and were very impressed by the cleanliness and maintenance of the animal enclosures and grounds in general. Large duck pond,clean picnic and bbq sheltered area,play ground for the kids. It’s relaxing to...More

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Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you thewiseoldbird, you have described Blackbutt Reserve beautifully, we hope to see yoiu agian soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Blackbutt reserve offers a variety of walks, that are nice and easy, ranging in distance. If you are adventurous you could add the walks together to make it all worthwhile. I found the parking fee steep and wasn't expecting it when heading out for a...More

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Sam D
11 October 2018|
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Response from N1648FOdavid | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get a photo holding a Koala but you can get very close to it and get a good photo
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Lexie G
24 July 2018|
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Response from jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Can park in car park along Carnley Avenue, but no allowance for senoirs. We are seniors with grandchildren too, and had to pay normal parking rate.
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travelin m
22 July 2018|
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Response from _morganpublishing3 | Reviewed this property |
No you cant hold a koala here.
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